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First Day — Jan 21, 2020

WHAT CAN YOU MACRAME? 

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to learn the basics of macramé knotting from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Senior Center. Create simple projects as practice for more complicated projects at home. The program is self-paced, and materials are provided. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746-8506.


BUYERS’ WORKSHOP

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to a first-time home buyers’ workshop at 7 p.m. today with Ramona Kilpatrick of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Enchanted Lands. Funding, assistance, inspections, and more will be discussed. Activities will be available in the children’s area for those who need to bring their kids. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746- 8506.

 MOMMY,ME AND MUSIC

Mommy, Me and Music classes, presented by the Artesia Arts Council, will be held from 2-2:30 p.m. beginning Monday, Jan. 20, at the 510 Building, 510 W. Main St. Registration fee for all 10 classes is $105, or drop in for $15 per class as time permits. Register online at http://www.artesiaartscouncil.com or by calling 746-4212.

YARN UNITED

Yarn United, the Artesia Public Library’s knitting and crochet club, will meet from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the library. Bring a project or choose one provided. Some materials are available. All ages are welcome. For more information, call the library at 746-4252.

HOSPITAL BOARD

The Artesia Special Hospital District Board of Trustees will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the Artesia General Hospital meeting room for the purpose of conducting regular business and discussing finances and other matters in an open setting.

BLOOD DRIVE

Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Artesia High School Special Services Room.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

Girl Scout cookies are back. To order, call or text Betty at 520- 236-1792.

BASEBALL GOLF SCRAMBLE

The 19th Annual Bulldog Baseball Golf Scramble is scheduled for 9 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Artesia Country Club. To register, call the pro shop at 746-6732.

ALUMNI BASEBALL GAME

The Third Annual Artesia High School Alumni Baseball Game will be held Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information or to register, contact J.J. Ortiz at [email protected] bulldogs.org.

WINTER READING CHALLENGE

Adults ages 18 and up still have time to register for the Artesia Public Library’s Winter Reading Challenge, ongoing through Feb. 29. Each Bingo square features a state or U.S. territory.

Read a book that takes place (at any point) in that state or territory to complete the square; five squares in any direction gets a prize and a grand-prize entry.

Bingo boards are available at the library. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746- 8506.

LADIES’ NOON BIBLE STUDY

Ladies of all denominations are invited to participate in a lunch-hour Bible study covering the books of Mark and Galatians from noon – 1 p.m. Thursdays through March 26, at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center. This study is perfect for working or busy women. For more information, contact Rita Derrick at 513- 1523.

JUNGLE BOOK BALLET

Dance students ages 10 and up from the Artesia Arts Council’s spring classes will be eligible to audition to appear in the State Street Ballet Company’s production of “Jungle Book Ballet,” scheduled for April 7 at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit http://www.artesiaartscouncil.com or call 746-4212, ext. 4003.

CANDIDATE PACKETS

Candidate packets are now available for those interested in running for Artesia City Council or Artesia municipal judge. Packets may be obtained online at http://www.artesianm.gov or at City Hall, 511 W. Texas Ave., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

YOGA AT THE 510

A Beginning Virtual Yoga class with instructor Susie Grossman, streaming from Indiana, is held from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday Yoga with Brenna from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Wednesdays at the 510 Building, 510 W. Main St. Cost is $10 for drop-ins or a $60 member card for 10 classes. For more information, call 746-4212.

ADULT PROGRAMS AT APL

Adults ages 18 and up are encouraged to explore the new services available to them at the Artesia Public Library.

Text @apladults to 81010 to receive news concerning adult programs, events and services via phone.

BIBLE STUDY

First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 402 W. Grand Ave., will host a “Life, Liberty, Happiness” Bible study with Henry McGowen from 6-7:30 pm. Wednesdays. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m., followed by small groups for all ages.

WW

WW (formerly Weight Watchers) will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 500 W. Grand Ave. For more information, visit ww.com.

SNMCAC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation (SNMCAC) is seeking volunteers for its foster grandparent and senior companion programs.

Participants must be 55 or older and must be income eligible. A tax-free hourly stipend is paid, plus mileage to and from the volunteer station. Interested persons may contact Delilah Coss at 746-6712.

MENTAL HEALTH PODCAST

Podcast discussion groups on mental health and community development issues are held at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at www.gotomeeting.me/MarkSilla. For more information, call 708- 0033.

INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE

Introduction to Bridge classes are offered at 9 a.m. Mondays at the Senior Center. Those wishing to learn the basics or who feel a little rusty about playing on a regular basis are encouraged to attend, as Artesia’s bridge community is in need of players.

 S P A Y /N E U T E R CERTIFICATES

Paws & Claws will be distributing spay and neuter certificates every Wednesday, until further notice, to anyone adopting an animal ages 6 months or older.

H E R M O S A R E C O N S T R U C T I O N PROJECT

Phase III of the Hermosa Drive Reconstruction Project Phase III is expected to last approximately three months from Sept. 16 and will extend from just west of 18th Street to west of 20th Street. This section of Hermosa Drive will be closed during construction. For more information, contact Darin at 626-1140, Tod at 626-6013, or Scott at 626-5042.

PICKLEBALL

The public is invited to play pickleball from 7-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Jaycee Park. For more information, contact Maria Mendoza at 703-5223.

ON THE MOVE

On the Move will temporarily not be accepting clothing donations with the exception of children’s and up-to-date designer clothing. All clothing donations should be clean and folded.

Other types of donations should be clean and in working order.

Towels, blankets and furniture are always needed. Donations are tax-deductible. The On the Move Outreach Center, 515 W.

Centre Ave., is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays. On the Move is seeking board members and volunteers. For more information, call 708-0033.

FAMILY SEARCH

Residents interested in researching their family history online are invited to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2519 W. Hermosa Drive, at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Enter on the west side of the building. Anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop is asked to bring it.

VETERANS NEEDED

American Legion Post 41 and the DAV are asking for veterans without any conflict to help other veterans in need. The American Legion meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month and the DAV at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at 402 W. Hermosa Drive.

DIVORCE CARE

Anyone needing help after, during or before a divorce is encouraged to attend Divorce Care at 7 p.m. each Wednesday at Trinity Temple Assembly of God Church, 1507 W. Hermosa Drive. For more information, contact Minnie at 513-2548.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

A brain injury and stroke survivors support group meets from 7-8 p.m. each fourth Thursday of the month at J&J Home Care, 1301 W. Grand Ave.

For more information, contact Vanessa Harvey at 308-6238.

 RENTAL/MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation is here to assist with rental/mortgage assistance or utility assistance. Individuals may come by 1313 Gilchrist Ave. or call 746-6712 to see if they qualify.

SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCH

The Artesia Moose Lodge, 2701 W. Main St., will serve lunch to senior citizens at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month.

AUXILIARY THRIFT SHOP

The Artesia General Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 611 N. First St., is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

The shop is no longer offering bag sales. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.

ENGLISH CLASS

A free English as a second language class will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Thursdays at 2519 W. Hermosa Drive. For more information, call 308-4700.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center is seeking volunteers/ docents to help with tasks such as watching over the gallery, answering phones, taking messages, straightening up, etc. Volunteers can receive discounts on tickets, workshops, classes, etc. For more information, contact Laurie at the OPAC, 746-4212 or [email protected] artesiaartscouncil.com.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a weightloss group that meets at 9 a.m.

each Wednesday at the Senior Center. The group offers lessons on good nutrition and losing weight. Need not be a Senior Center member to attend. For more information, call 736- 0250.

AUTISM SUPPORT

A support group is being formed for families of children with autism. For more information, contact Jessica at 420-1391 or Eric at 420-0059.